Society for the Study of Difference

Hugh J. Silverman

Honorary Member SSD

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Executive director: The international association for philosophy and literature

Areas of interest:

Continental philosophy and the postmodern; cultures and politics of difference; deconstruction in philosophy and in literary, film, and art theory; aesthetics and art criticism.

Main difference-related publications:

  • Textualities: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (New York and London: Routledge, 1994), in German (1997), in Italian (2004)
  • Inscriptions: After Phenomenology and Structuralism, 2nd ed. (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1997)
  • The Textual Sublime: Deconstruction and its Differences, co-ed. (Albany: SUNY Press, 1990).
  • Writing the Politics of Difference, ed. (Albany: SUNY Press, 1991).
  • Texts and Dialogues: Merleau-Ponty on Philosophy, Politics, and Culture, co-ed. (Amherst: Humanity Books, 1992/1996)
  • Textualitaeten der Philosophie / Philosophie und Literatur, co-ed. (Munich and Vienna: Oldenburg, 1994)
  • Philosophy and Non-Philosophy since Merleau-Ponty, ed. (Evanston: Northwestern, 1997)
  • Cultural Semiosis: Tracing the Signifier, ed. (New York and London: Routledge, 1997)
  • Philosophy and Desire, ed. (New York and London: Routledge, 2000)
  • Lyotard: Philosophy, Politics, and the Sublime, ed. (New York and London: Routledge, 2002)
  • Derrida und die Politiken der Freundschaft, co-ed. (Vienna:Turia + Kant, 2002)
  • Uber Zizek, co-ed (Vienna:Turia + Kant, 2004)
  • “Is Merleau-Ponty Inside or Outside the History of Philosophy?” in Chiasms: Merleau-Ponty’s Notion of Flesh, eds. Fred Evans and Leonard Lawlor (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000), pp. 131-143.
  • “Andy Warhol: Chiasmatic Visibilities” in Impossible Presence, ed. Terry Smith ( Sydney: Power Publications and Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001), pp. 193-207.
  • “Jacques Derrida” in Postmodernism: The Key Figures, edited by Hans Bertens and Joseph Natoli (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002), pp. 110-118.

Hugh J. Silverman, Professor of Philosophy, and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 331-4598; (631) 632-7592